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Old December 18 2012, 03:49 PM   #213
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Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - Grading & Discussion (Spoilers

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... and Good (if arrogant) Saruman...
Are we sure that Saruman is "Good" here? He sure had a, "Move along, move along. Nothing to see here." attitude toward the Necromancer.
At the time Saruman was focused on finding the One Ring. He didn't want to bother with the Necromancer until the Necromancer became a threat to that goal.
Although I am totally reading between the lines here, I assumed Saruman was already secretly allied with Sauron and knew he was the Necromancer, which is why he dismissed Gandalf's concerns about it. It wasn't like he said, "meh, no big deal." He flat-out claimed it was a human playing parlor tricks, and that it couldn't possibly be anything more sinister. To me, that's protesting a bit too much for it to just be Saruman's idle speculation at work.
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